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QCC is the only community college in New York State, and the 8th community college in the Nation, to possess national accreditation by The National Association of Schools of Theatre (N.A.S.T).
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QCC Theatre in the News
QCC 2017 Spring Presidential Lecture Series: "Playwriting as Activism: Advocacy through Authenticity"
A Lecture by Professor C. Julian Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
March 29, 2017
In this presentation, C. Julian Jimenez will discuss how as a playwright, he confronts the intersectionality of identity, power, and privilege by crafting stories of emotionally rich, dynamic characters of the Queer and Latinx experience. These stories and characters defy caricature, and through them Jimenez challenges stereotypes and the heteronormative white gaze. Stereotypes and bigotry are built on misunderstanding and archaic cultural myths. Jimenez will illustrate how theatrical voices can ignite a social revolution within audiences by presenting truthful depictions of often stereotyped, frequently ostracized and historically disenfranchised communities. He will discuss his methods of debunking cultural mythologies through the breaking of overused character tropes, theatrical structure, and traditional storytelling.
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards Queensborough Community College the Citizen Artist Award
Published February 24, 2017
Queensborough Community College has received the Citizen Artist Award for anOTHER, a collaborative piece presented at the 2017 Region II Festival 49 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Montclair University in January. The Citizen Artist Award recognized Queensborough for placing an urgent national conversation into the heart of a student-led theatrical production. The play was written and directed by J. Julian Christopher (aka C. Julian Jiménez), Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, together with the student-led QCC Theatre Ensemble.
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